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Sweet Home varsity 5th in 36-team NW Duals, but they're not only winners


January 3, 2018

TRAVIS THORPE waits for the referee's call as he pins McMinnville's Tyler Olsen.

Sweet Home's wrestlers placed fifth in the 36-team Northwest Duals tournament Thursday and Friday, Dec. 28 and 29, hosted by West Albany at the Linn County Expo Center.

The Huskies entered two teams, Coach Steve Thorpe said.

"I was pretty proud of them," he said.

Sweet Home's varsity team went 7-1, beating Hillsboro 60-15, Woodburn 48-27, South Salem 48-18, Newberg's "B" team 48-29 and Tillamook 37-32, before suffering their only loss, 45-22 to Mountain View, which put the Huskies in the consolation bracket, where they swept Century 42-39 and McMinnville 48-32 to finish fifth.

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